Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8 p.m.
820 Hamilton St.
Charlotte, NC 28206
Tickets: $35 plus
Phantogram is an American music duo from Greenwich, New York, formed in 2007 and consisting of Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards). The band name was inspired by an optical illusion called a phantogram, in which two-dimensional images appear to be three-dimensional.
The band define their music as electro rock, dream pop, electronica and trip hop, and have described their sound as “street beat, psych pop.” According to Carter, their music has “lots of rhythms, swirling guitars, spacey keyboards, echoes, airy vocals.” Carter and Barthel were inspired by artists including: the Beatles, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins, J Dilla, the Flaming Lips, John Frusciante, Serge Gainsbourg, Madlib, Sonic Youth, Yes, Kevin Shields and Prince.
They write and record in a remote barn in Upstate New York called Harmonie Lodge. The band has released three studio albums (Eyelid Movies in 2009, Voices in 2014, and Three in 2016), four EPs (Phantogram and Running From the Cops in 2009, Nightlife in 2011, Phantogram in 2013) and eight singles. – Wikipedia
Tycho is an American ambient music project led by Scott Hansen as primary composer, songwriter and producer. Hailing from San Francisco, California, he is known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works. His music is a combination of downtempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. The style of his music sounds very organic, typically incorporating clips of the human element into his songs (e.g. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or even breathing).
His song “Dictaphone’s Lament” was used as the track on a music video entitled “Live Life to the Fullest,” which was made by and featured on the action cartoon block Toonami. His song “Cascade” (originally made for an Adult Swim and Ghostly International compilation called Ghostly Swim) was played during the final moments of the original 11-year run of Toonami in 2008. As of December 2014, Tycho is signed to and has released under Ghostly International, but has also released music on Merck Records and Gammaphone Records. On December 6, 2016 Tycho’s fourth album, Epoch, received a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album in the 2017 Grammy Awards. – via Wikipedia